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Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario

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Address: Vico Solitario no 11, 75100, Matera, Italy
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This was a wonderful small cave depicting life as it was when animals lived among the people. It had some original furniture as well as other household goods & were set up to show... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Virginia S
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Ogdensburg, New York
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Ogdensburg, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a wonderful small cave depicting life as it was when animals lived among the people. It had some original furniture as well as other household goods & were set up to show how the people lived. The animals lived in lower section of caves for their safety & the warmth that they provided. Mules were an asset, &... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the recorded narration is only in Italian there is a leaflet in English to describe this interesting display of a cave dwelling. There are several other caves included in the self guided tour. Quaint and interesting attraction, recommended.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario is a good way to learn how people lived in cave dwellings. A house, snow cistern, some old photos - all with English explanation. Sometimes hard to believe. Entry fee is 3 euros, the place is close to San Pietro Caveoso square.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Not to be confused with Casa Grotta Del Casanuovu to the south of Sasso Caveoso, which is undeservedly much lower in trip advisor rankings and has very few reviews for some reason despite in our opinion being equally as good as this cave house especially as that one has five rooms spread over 3 levels. This cave house is to... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It's really setup of how people used to live in the cave houses. Very interesting explanations about the habits. the tools, the interior and the ways they lived.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Casa Grotto is an ancient previously inhabited cave within the Sassi of Matera, and offers a window on the times when these caves were home to thousands of people.

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Hampshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

For only €3 you can see how people lived their lives in a Sassi. This particular cave house was occupied by a family until 1956 We thought the attraction was well done and worth a visit Probably only takes 20/30 mins max

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Columbus Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was a highlight of our Food and Wine tour of southern Italy/Sicily. My first impression was the city looked like what I imagined Jerusalem would look. Then we found out that Mel Gibson had filmed the Passion of the Christ here because of its resemblance to Jerusalem. Learning how people lived in these caves and seeing how they lived... More 

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walsall, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Unbelievable to look around and see how people used to live in Matera. Lots of things to see - it is worth having a good look round and taking an interest in each object as it can be quite under-whelming otherwise!! The kitchen and master bedroom (along with a baby's crib) are the highlights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Very informative visit. It is narrated in Italian so ask for the transcript in English to understand everything being shown. Here you learn how it really was to live in the Sassi before the renovations in to B and Bs and hotels.

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